Curtis Harvey CASTLE, Congress, CA (1848-1928)


CASTLE, Curtis Harvey, a Representative from California; born near Galesburg, Knox County, Ill., October 4, 1848; attended the public schools and Knox College, Galesburg, Ill.; was graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., in 1872; served as principal of the Washington, Tex., public schools 1872-1876; was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Keokuk, Iowa, in 1878; practiced in Fulton County, Ill., and in Wayland, Henry County, Iowa, until 1882; moved to Point Arena, Calif., in 1882 and to Merced, Merced County, Calif., in 1888, and continued the practice of medicine; served from 1894 to 1896 as a member of the American Academy of Medicine, as chairman of the Populist executive committee of Merced County, and as a member of the State executive committee; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of medicine in Merced, Calif.; lived in retirement in Santa Barbara, Calif., until his death on July 12, 1928; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in the mausoleum of the Santa Barbara Cemetery and Crematory.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present